Welcome to the Accounting Office

Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Location: Old Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room 328
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00-Noon, 1:00-4:30
Fax: 515-271-4630
Contact: Heather Travis, Controller 515-271-4551
Tifani Vivanh, Staff Accountant 515-271-2041
Michelle (Shelly) Biondi, Accounting Clerk 515-271-2125
Jenifer (Jeni) Baugher, Accounts Payable Clerk 515-271-4509 (Vendors A thru L)
Amy Gwinn, Accounting Payable Clerk 515-271-3907 (Vendors M thru Z)


Effective January 1, 2015, the standard mileage rate for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven; until then, the rate is $.56 cents per mile for business miles driven.

The Office of Accounting processes Invoice payments, Reimbursements, Expense Allocations, Journal Entries, Purchasing Card Administration and house Travel/Reimbursements.

Additional Accounting policies and forms can be found by clicking: POLICIES or FORMS


 Accounting Clerk, Michelle (Shelly) Biondi - x2125

  • Prepares checks for mail/pickup
  • Receives incoming paperwork for accounting and disburses to appropriate people.

Amy Gwinn - x3907

  • Accounts Payable Clerk who is responsible for alphabet M-Z

Jenifer (Jeni) Baugher - x4509

  • Accounts Payable Clerk who is responsible for alphabet A-L


Accounting Specialist -  x3168

  • Activity code creation
  • Banner Finance Training
  • Feeds into the general ledger
  • Fund/Orgn security requests
  • Non-student accounts receivable billing
  • Purchase orders
  • UPS

Staff Accountant - Tifani Vivanh - x2041

  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Fixed Assets
University News
November 20, 2015
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